Tag Archives: genealogy

Damn the skeletons! Open the closet.

One might be tempted to think that only readers find surprises in a memoir. But if the writer incorporates some genealogical research, he or she is just as likely to stumble onto little-known, if not completely forgotten, family lore. I’d be … Continue reading

Posted in Memoir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Gettin’ Organized — Part 1

The act of creation tends to be messy. It’s a rare thing when someone sits down to create something and actually does so without leaving scraps, shavings, and leftover parts strewn everywhere. Mark Twain’s desk is a great example. I wish … Continue reading

Posted in Memoir | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments